Film Series: The Master

2012. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 144 min.

Mind-games abound when a hotheaded drifter teams up with the leader of a burgeoning religious cult (that looks an awful lot like Scientology). Astounding performances and the THERE WILL BE BLOOD auteur’s cinematic precision shape this enigmatic ode to American ambition into a simultaneously enchanting and unsettling experience.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.